26 April 2005
New publication on proactive technologies in
A group of Finnish reserchers has published a
collection of articles entitled The Metamorphosis of Home (Tampere
University Press) approaching the field of proactive technology from
a multidisciplinary viewpoint. The book anticipates the uses of
proactive technologies in a home environment and the challenges and
requirements that sensitive home environments pose to the designing
of technology. The articles analyse the field of future home
technologies through the study of design, socio-cultural user
research and the technical development of prototypes.
The volume, edited by Frans Mäyrä and Ilpo Koskinen, discusses the
implementation and results of the Living in Metamorphosis (Morphone)
project carried out in collaboration between the Department of
Industiral Design, University of Art and Design in Helsinki, the
Hypermedia Laboratory at the University of Tampere and the Institute
of Electronics at the Tampere University of Technology.
For further information, please contact:
Hypermedia Laboratory, University of Tampere, Dr. Frans Mäyrä,
Research Director, email@example.com
Department of Industrial Design,
University of Art and Design Helsinki, Professor Ilpo Koskinen, firstname.lastname@example.org
Institute of Electronics, Tampere University of Technology, Professor Jukka Vanhala, email@example.com
Frans Mäyrä ja Ilpo Koskinen (eds.): The Metamorphosis of Home:
into the Future of Proactive Technologies in Home Environments
Studies in Information Sciences (SISCI).
Tampere: Tampere University Press (TUP).
Tampere University Book Shop TAJU
Tel +358 (0)3 215 6055
Online bookshop http://granum.uta.fi
Price: 20 euros